GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this awesome 1972 Triumph GT6 Mk III for your consideration. This sweet classic British sports car is powered by its 2.0L inline-6 motor that was professionally rebuilt with some additional upgrades. During the rebuild the short block was spun and balanced, head interior surfaces were smoothed to improve air flow, a Crowner Street upgraded camshaft was installed, the pistons were upgraded to dome top pistons. Additionally, an upgraded electronic ignition system, dual timing chains, tuned intake manifold, and Webb DCOE 151 carburetor were installed. Routing power to the rear wheels is a rebuilt 4-speed manual transmission with Laylock overdrive upgrade. It also features a new clutch, rebuilt differential, and rebalanced driveshaft. Exhaust is pumped out the rear of the vehicle through a stainless-steel sports exhaust system that includes both stainless steel headers and dual polished exhaust tips.
While it is apparent the selling owner invested plenty of time and money into upgrading the drivetrain, they did not forget about the rest of the car. The frame was completely cleaned and recoated. Spax adjustable shocks were installed to improve the handling of this sweet GT6. All u-joints were replaced, and urethane bushings replaced the old suspension bushings. Rear axle half shafts were upgraded from rubber donut flex fitting to period correct CV joints. The brake system was rebuilt and upgraded with HP G-13 slotted disks and Kevlar pads in the front with new stainless steel flex brake lines. This GT6 drives spectacularly well. It fires right up without hesitation and drives out with some pep in its step. I can only imagine how awesome this example would be driving spiritedly through backroad corners.
In addition to all the performance parts that have been installed on this classic Triumph, there have also been plenty of cosmetic upgrades as well. During the rebuild process the front corner valences, front fenders (both inner and outer), rocker panels, front floors, rear fenders (both inner and outer), and doors were all replaced on both the right and left side. Additionally, the rear floor and rear valance were replaced. The selling owner notes that all replacement panels were replaced with NOS or rust-free used panels. Once the new panels were installed, it was repainted in 1989 Jaguar British Racing Green which is complemented by the original bumpers which have been re-chromed. It rides on 13-inch Allow Panosport wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires. This Mk III GT6 is absolutely gorgeous from every angle. The color, wheels, body panel fitment, and overall attention to detail during the rebuild process all complement each other to make for a stunning vehicle.
Don’t worry the interior was not forgotten about. This GT6 in addition to all the other replacement and upgraded parts received a complete replacement of the interior. This interior replacement included all new upholstery with a leather seat cover upgrade, replaced door cards, arm rest, head liner, molded floormats, and sun visors. Wool carpeting was installed in addition to the installation of rebuilt gauges. It should be noted that the original color of the interior was black but was switched to the classy brown leather that is fitted now. Complementing the brown leather is a Burl Oak dashboard and black leather Moto-Lita steering wheel.
Accompanying the vehicle is a binder filled with invoices from the rebuild process. Also included is an additional folder with a plethora of pictures and a CD that provide a visual representation of the rebuild process. You will be hard pressed to find a better example of such an awesome car!
The Triumph GT6 is a 6-cylinder sports coupe that was built by Standard-Triumph and based on their popular Triumph Spitfire convertible from 1966-1973. In early 1963, Standard-Triumph commissioned Giovanni Michelotti (notable for designing many models including several for Ferrari & Maserati) to design a GT version of the new Spitfire line. The fastback design was too heavy for the 1147cc output, and the model was shelved. However, the prototype was adopted by the Triumph racing program and its aerodynamics resulted in great success (1st in class at 24-hour Lemans). After re-evaluation the GT6 was born with the Michelotti designed body and the more powerful 6-cylinder Triumph Vitesse engine with a marketing campaign to talk about the racing success. Please call or email with any questions or for additional information.
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Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States